The early signing period has been treating the Michigan football program well, especially when it comes to five-star safety Daxton Hill. The 6-foot, 190-pound defensive back from Booker T. Washington high school had originally committed to the Wolverines in September, but he later flipped to the Alabama Crimson Tide. That all changed on Wednesday, December 19 when the recruit signed his National Letter of Intent with Michigan.
Hill chose the Wolverines over schools closer to home like Oklahoma and Oklahoma State. His older brother, Justice, was a running back at Oklahoma State and is set to enter the 2019 NFL Draft.
Michigan announced the news on social media.
Welcome to Michigan, ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ safety Daxton Hill! @daxhill5
— Michigan Football (@UMichFootball) December 19, 2018
During his senior season, Hill led Booker T. Washington to an 8-4 record and the Class 6 A-II semifinals. He made 93 tackles as a senior, including 67 solo stops, nine tackle for loss, one sack, two interceptions, nine pass breakups, three forced fumbles, and one fumble recovery.
To show off his athleticism, Hill also caught 13 passes for 360 yards and seven touchdowns, while recording a 55-yard rushing touchdown.
It is believed that the incoming freshman could be a day one starter for the Wolverines defense.
A full look at his honors and rankings can be seen below, via his now official Michigan Wolverines bio.
• 2018-19 Gatorade Player of the Year in Oklahoma
• 247Sports Composite Ranking as the nation’s top safety prospect, the No. 1 player in Oklahoma and the eighth-ranked player overall nationally
• 247.com five-star recruit rated No. 7 overall prospect, the No. 1 in Oklahoma and No. 1 safety in the country
• Top-rated safety, No. 13 overall player nationally and a five-star prospect according to ESPN
• Rivals five-star prospect ranked as the No. 24 overall player nationally, the top-rated safety in the country and the No. 1 prospect in Oklahoma
• Finalist at 2018 Nike The Opening in Arlington, Texas
• Invited to play in the 2019 U.S. Army All-American Bowl
• Named a semifinalist for the 2018 Maxwell Football Club Defensive National Player of the Year